Obituary for John Edward Lerchen
John Edward Lerchen, 68, resident of Spring Hill, TN passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. John is preceded in death by mother, Esther Lerchen; father, Paul Lerchen; and mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin George Hartman.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joan Lerchen; his three loving children, Dawn Lerchen; Damon John Lerchen (wife Sarah, grandchildren Ryan, Jack, Nola, and Cooper); Megan Crawford (husband Tod, grandchildren Landon and Trevor); and his brother David Lerchen & Joseph Lerchen and sister, Joann Lerchen Green.
John was born September 17, 1949 in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Lancaster, PA. He served in the Marines and is a Vietnam Veteran. He was a believer in Christ, devoted husband, loving father to three children, and the best PawPaw there ever was to his six grandchildren that he loved so much. He worked in the construction industry as a sales/project manager for over 25 years. John was an avid golfer and enjoyed his hobby with his family and friends. He will forever be remembered for being a positive, fun, and outgoing person that left a smile on everyone’s face.
Visitation will be held with the family on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4-8 pm and one hour prior to the service at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home. Celebration of life will be held 11:00AM Friday, March 9, 2018 with military honors at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home. Andy Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In memory of or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. SPRING HILL MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 931-486-0059. www.springhill-memorial.com